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Comment: Re:News? (Score 1) 142

by ficuscr (#47179753) Attached to: Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality
I think making it illegal will be difficult. I look at it as reinforcing our need for good news/information sources so we can hopefully see through the bull shit. Unfortunately as we see a rise in propaganda and "AstroTurfing" we are also seeing the demise of independent quality news media. Very scary that these monolithic companies are also the ones that bring most of us the news. When we can't even determine that "Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality" because no one reports on it, and the reporting simply reflects these corporations stance on issues, then our democracy will really be kaput.

Comment: Re:The FCC has no right .. aunt sally fear gov (Score 1) 208

by ficuscr (#47059031) Attached to: Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

How do you know I'm not on that committee?

Because your hangups are so profound you would probably have a breakdown before being able to serve on this evil government committee?

This is an inane argument. It makes me angry. This attitude weakens democracy. It reminds me of people that have never voted but bitch about their elected officials.

The post office is irrelevant?

What the fuck?

Giving the government control just means you've given whomever has control the power of the government.

Did they teach you that in civics class? I am pretty confident that the USPS and my municipal ISP are not "out to get me". In fact I am fairly confident that the majority of the people elected to the muni are good people with a sense of civil responsibility (i.e. public servants). Are there some bad eggs? Sure. The fact is we can still hold government more accountable than a Fortune 500 company. I own stock in my government, not Comcast

Maybe you should get some help. Can you show me on this doll where the government touched you?

Comment: Re:*cough*Rent control*cough* (Score 1) 208

by ficuscr (#47058647) Attached to: Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

Thomas Sowell also said, "'Global warming' is just the latest in a long line of hysterical crusades to which we seem to be increasingly susceptible."

Welfare encourages people to fail. Regulation is a perversion. The world we live in is a cornucopia. Government is bad, Immunizations cause autism. My perspectives are shaped by an open mind, travel, dialogue, and experience, not fear and ignorance. The earth is flat.

Comment: Re:Pro-Russian commenters (Score 1) 256

by ficuscr (#46399733) Attached to: In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up
I play the game EVE online which has a large population of Russian speaking players. This has let me participate in a number of conversations with individuals living in Russia and the Ukraine. I don't think I would otherwise have had this opportunity. It has been fascinating to hear peoples perspectives. I just found this interesting.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato